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L'autodromo del Mugello
Specs:
Circuit direction:
Clockwise
Circuit length:
5.245 km.
Number of turns:
14 turns
Mugello

World class circuit

Mugello is one of Italy's classic circuits, tucked away in the rolling hills of the Tuscany region and beloved of the motorcycle racing brigade. Each year thousands pack into the grandstands to worship the MotoGP riders, in particular home hero Valentino Rossi, whose fans turn the hillsides yellow in deference to their hero.

Despite its classic course feel, Mugello is a relatively modern affair and actually the second circuit to bear this name. The original was a course along public roads, winding along 38 miles of Tuscan countryside. This saw action from 1914 through to 1970. Names such Giuseppe Campari, Enzo Ferrari and local idol Emilio Materassi were among the luminaries who raced the old Circuito del Mugello, which went from Scarperia uphill to Firenzuola, then through the Futa Pass and downhill to San Piero and Scarperia.

Wall of Fame

Hankook 12H MUGELLO 2019
Bohemia Energy racing with Scuderia Praha - Ferrari 488 GT3 - Písařík, Král, Malucelli - 330 laps
Hankook 12H MUGELLO 2017
Scuderia Praha - Ferrari 488 GT3 - Písařík, Král, Malucelli - 326 laps
Hankook 12H ITALY-MUGELLO 2016
V8 Racing - Renault RS01 GT3 - Braams, Braams, Pastorelli, Ramos - 345 laps
Hankook 12H ITALY-MUGELLO 2015
HB Racing Team Herberth - Porsche 997 GT3 R - Allemann, Renauer, Bohn, Renauer - 342 laps
Dunlop 12H ITALY-MUGELLO 2014
AF Corse - Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 - Barreiros, Melnikov, Talkanitsa Sr., Talkanitsa Jr

The new Mugello opened in June 1974 with a round of the F5000 series and was immediately popular with competitors. A long, sweeping main straight spilled into a rising right-hander, before rising and falling through the hillsides behind the pits through a series of fast corners. The World Sportscar Championship made several visits during the 1970s, while the original Formula Two series made it a mainstay of its schedule from the outset. The circuit was also very quickly adopted by the Motorcycle World Championships.

Information

Location:
Scarperia e San Piero, Tuscany, Italy
Time Zone:
GMT +1
FIA Grade:
1
Lap record:
1:34.316 by Gary Hauser, Racing Experience, 2014

Extensive renovations were carried out in time for the 1991 season, including the construction of new pit and paddock facilties, the removal of Armco barrier in favour of concrete walls and the enlargement of many run-off and gravel areas. The rarely used short course was removed at this point, becoming instead an alternative shortcut lane towards the pits. Mugello had never looked better and the changes ensured the return of the Motorcycle World Championships and the debut of the World Superbikes.

Since 2014, Mugello has been a season regular on the 24H SERIES calendar, serving as the European season opener on many occasions.

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